Attacks on the Press in 2010

Attacks on the Press 2010: Cuba

February 15, 2011 12:39 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Cuba relents on political detainees, frees 17 journalists. Four still held. • In exile, freed journalists face economic, professional difficulties. Key Statistic 45: Poems that journalist and former detainee Ricardo González Alfonso smuggled from prison. After years of intensive advocacy and international diplomacy,...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Democratic Republic of Congo

February 15, 2011 12:38 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Government arrests several journalists on defamation charges. • Journalists fear repression as 2011 presidential election approaches. Key Statistic 2: Weeks that reporter Tumba Lumembu was held incommunicado by intelligence agents. On the defensive over criticism of its human rights record and its handling...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Ecuador

February 15, 2011 12:37 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Journalists attacked, broadcasters censored during police uprising. • Correa administration orders broadcasters to air official rebuttals. Key Statistic 6: Hours during which broadcasters were told to suspend programming, carry state news reports on police revolt. President Rafael Correa's administration used censorship powers throughout...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Egypt

February 15, 2011 12:36 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Government blocks satellite TV, news texting ahead of parliamentary vote. • Political maneuvering seen as critical editor sacked, another jailed. Key Statistic 12: Satellite television stations taken off the air one month before the election. Back in 2005, reporters exposed widespread ballot fraud...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Ethiopia

February 15, 2011 12:35 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Editor Dawit Kebede honored with International Press Freedom Award. • Authorities jail critical journalists, jam VOA Amharic broadcasts. Key Statistic 7: Hours that two newspaper editors were interrogated as Zenawi gave speech on freedom of choice. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front,...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Haiti

February 15, 2011 12:34 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Journalists persevere after quake, working from tents and homes. • Dozens of reporters jobless. Print media sustain heavy losses. Key Statistic 95: Percent of radio stations knocked off the air by the January earthquake. Most had returned by late year. Reflecting the devastation...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Honduras

February 15, 2011 12:33 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Rash of journalist murders occurs in lawless, politically charged climate. • In murder investigations, authorities inattentive and dismissive. Key Statistic 3: Months between Nahúm Palacios Arteaga's murder and the time authorities conducted an autopsy. Six journalists were murdered in a seven-week span, with...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Indonesia

February 15, 2011 12:32 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Nation slides backward on press freedom; censorship threats emerge. • Three reporters murdered and magazine attacked, all with impunity. Key Statistic 2: Years' imprisonment given to Playboy Indonesia editor in a politicized prosecution. Indonesia slipped backward on press freedom as President Susilo Bambang...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Iran

February 15, 2011 12:31 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Authorities sustain their crack- down on critical journalists, arresting dozens. • Journalists face harsh prison terms and mistreatment in custody. Key Statistic 34: Journalists imprisoned on December 1. Along with China, Iran is the world's worst jailer of the press. Defying international condemnation,...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Iraq

February 15, 2011 12:30 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • New press court, politically motivated lawsuits raise alarm. • As instability festers, five journalists, three support workers are killed. Key Statistic $1 billion Damages sought by the Kurdistan Democratic Party from a newspaper that detailed alleged political corruption. Instability festered throughout the year...

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